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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Linne, n. [e.m.E. linne (c 1611), ME. lynne (14th c.), var. of Line n.1 with vowel shortened as in ME. and e.m.E. lincloth, lyn cloth, line clop.] Linen cloth. — 1612 Bk. Rates (Halyb.) 318.
Linning in peces litted, … imperlingis blew the peice xv s … linnes blew or reid the peice

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